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Dec 13, 2022: Colloquium - Can we consume animal products with water responsibility?

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Guest speaker Julio Palhares, Senior Scientist at Embrapa, will speak at the Leibniz ATB Colloquium about water productivity of animal production and with which methods we can increase it best? Lecture language: English

"Can we consume animal products with water responsibility?"

Referent: Julio Cesar Pascale Palhares, Senior Scientist at Embrapa

Date: 13. Dez 2022, 10:30 - 12:00 a.m.
Venue: CIRCLE @ATB und Zoom

Moderation:  Dr. Katrin Drastig, scientist am Leibniz ATB


Estimates of how much water is consumed by a livestock or to produce one kg of meat or milk remain scarce. Such information needs to be given to society and water resource managers. In this way, animal production chains can become less confrontational and demonstrate that, despite being water intensive, it has practices and programs for increasing water productivity. However, to date, there are few studies carried out to assess the water productivity of animal production. Livestock sustainable intensification depends on how we will manage the water and understand it as a feed, an input, and a natural resource. Questions that we have to answer: What is the water productivity of animal products and what are the best water practices that we have to increase this productivity?

The colloquium will be held in English.


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